The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scientists in the
discipline of Neuroscience is based on data
consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Neuroscience research
Research.com’s best scientists ranking is a credible account of leading scholars from the area of Neuroscience, based on a detailed examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Neuroscience, as many as 27400 researchers were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Neuroscience
The D-index threshold for accepting a researcher to be evaluated is established at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Neuroscience. The approval factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Because our primary mission is to make sure that only genuine researchers are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a full means to quantify the output of scholars. This is why we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a element impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of papers published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should be a valuable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type open to the research community. A detailed overview of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and politicians worldwide to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Neuroscience
With 119 scientists Spain ranks in spot 12 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Spain is Spanish National Research Council with 16 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Neuroscience ranking. It is followed by University of Barcelona with 16 scholars. Ranking thirds is University of Valencia with 7 scientists.
Prominent scholars present in Spain are associated with Spanish National Research Council, University of Barcelona, University of Valencia, Technical University of Madrid, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Murcia, Complutense University of Madrid, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P.): Madrid, ES.
Professor Luis M. Garcia-Segura from Spanish National Research Council is highlighted as the best scholar in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 106. Ranking on the second place in Spain is Isidro Ferrer from University of Barcelona with a D-index of 96. The third place in Spain is taken by José Manuel García-Verdugo from University of Valencia with a D-index of 86.
The average D-index for the top 10% researchers is 82 in comparison to an average of 49 for all 119 scholars featured in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the area of Neuroscience for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 350 in comparison to an average of 164 for all 119 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 30362 against an average of 9976 for all 119 researchers.